Frank Pastore, 1957-2012

Frank Pastore, host of the most popular Christian talk show in the nation on KKLA Los Angeles has died at the age of 55. I actually had the pleasure of meeting Frank a year and a half ago at the Glendale radio station, as the result of my wife winning a tuition discount to a local Christian school through KKLA. I got to meet a number of other people at the station, who were all friendly and enthusiastic. Frank was blessed to have work with such a nice group of Christians.

Having listened to the KKLA talk show for years, I was somewhat apprehensive at having this ex-jock taking over the show 8 years ago. However, Frank was bright and articulate and really on fire for Jesus. He won over a lot of fans, including yours truly, in a very short period of time. Although the show always included its fair share of politics, Frank brought his love of the Lord to the table, including a fair amount of Christian apologetics, in wanting to lead others to faith in Jesus. Frank was always interested in the best evidence for the Christian faith and recently had featured speakers from Reasons To Believe, a Christian apologetics ministry for which I serve as a volunteer apologist.

As much as Frank will be missed by all of his loyal fans, he will be missed even more by hiss wife Gina and their two children. Please pray for them during this difficult time. Having a wife who is nearing the end of her battle with a brain tumor, I know that losing a long-time spouse is a heart-wrenching experience. May the Lord be with the Pastore family.

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